Wildflower Bus Tour

McDonalds parking lot

Mar 11, 2015 @ 7:45 AM

Join our search to find as many spring wildflowers as possible! Explore with us on a luxury coach to locate desert plants in bloom. Field guides, handouts and hand lenses are provided. Bring a sack lunch and a camera. Wear closed-toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen, and be prepared to walk on uneven terrain. Location: Meet at flagpole area, McDonalds Parking Lot, 72255 Varner Road on the North...

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Desert Writers Expo: Meet the Authors at the Rancho Mirage Public Library

Rancho Mirage Public Library

Mar 11, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

Word is out! The Coachella Valley has a wealth of artists, business professionals, Hollywood starlets and regular folks with incredible stories to tell. Local published authors will be signing and selling their books, discussing the business of writing and topics related to publishing and marketing. Various genres include fiction, non-fiction, cooking, memoirs, travel, business and...

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Cover to Cover Book Club at The Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs

Mizell Senior Center

Mar 12, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

over to Cover Book Club at Mizell March Selection is:  Where'd You Go, Bernadette Join us on March 12 at Mizell at 10:30AM for our March Cover to Cover Book Club featuring Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a...

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Boyd Deep Canyon Lecture Series at UCR Palm Desert

University of California, Riverside Palm Desert Campus

Mar 12, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

2014-2015 Boyd Deep Canyon lecture series   Join us for discussions about the world around us, facilitated by Dr. Allan Muth, director, Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, University of California, Riverside, in partnership with UCR Palm Desert and The Living Desert. These free lectures, held at UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, are open to the public. ** Forty Years of...

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Exhibition Opening & Fund Raising Dinner at Heather James in Palm Desert

Heather James Fine Art

Mar 12, 2015 - Mar 19, 2015

Betty Gold, Taira Rapoport and Ed Dean Open Exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert   Show opens on March 12, and a fundraising dinner for Palm Springs Art Museum is set for March 19.   Heather James Fine Art will open an exhibition on March 12 featuring sculptors Betty Gold and Ed Dean, and mixed-media artist Taira Rapoport. The gallery will also host a dinner on...

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Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series at the 29 Palms Historical Society

Old Schoolhouse Museum

Mar 13, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

This event occurs monthly, on the second Friday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.

Second Friday Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series: Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 * February 13 * March 13 * April 10 * May 8 * June 12 Second Friday Lectures begin at 7 pm, $5 at the door Old Schoolhouse Museum 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms For more info 760-367-5535/desertinstitute@joshuatree.org Dinner at 29 Palms Inn with speaker, 5 pm, please RSVP to Marion at...

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Hike Wall Street Mill to Barker Dam Loop at Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

Mar 14, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Bill Keys owned the Wall Street Mill which he used to process ore from the Desert Queen Mine. The mill lies in a picturesque area on the edge of the Wonderland of Rocks. Join Chris Metzger in discovering the mill and its history, including the gunfight between Bill Keys and Worth Bagley. The hike will proceed from the Wonderland to Barker Dam. * Date/Time: Saturday, March 14, 8:00 am...

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Biological Soil Crusts of Joshua Tree National Park

Oasis Visitor Center

Mar 14, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The desert floor may look like dirt and sand but it is full of living microscopic organisms vital to the park’s ecosystem. Many of these organisms live in biological highly active soil crusts that cover the first inch of the desert soil surface. In this field class Nicole Pietrasiak, Kerry Knudsen, and Theresa Clark will introduce biological soil crusts with an emphasis on soil algae and...

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